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Fire chief appointed

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue has appointed John Roberts as Assistant Chief Fire Officer.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue has appointed John Roberts as Assistant Chief Fire Officer.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has appointed a new assistant chief fire officer after who has vowed to deliver a first class service to residents.

John Roberts, 36, who joined SYFR in 2009 from Merseyside Fire & Rescue, replaces ACO Neil Hessell following his retirement from the service earlier this year.

Mrs Roberts, who was previously an Area Manager for the Sheffield and Barnsley districts said: “I am delighted to be appointed Assistant Chief. This fire service quite rightly has a reputation as one of the finest in the country, and although we are facing some significant challenges, I believe we can still continue to deliver a first-class service to the people of South Yorkshire.”

 

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